Bacterial Diseases of the Nervous System
- Meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is caused by the Gram-negative diplococcus Neisseria meningitidis.
- Haemophilus meningitis. Haemophilus meningitis is caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.
What are some disorders of the nervous system?
Nervous system diseases
- Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects brain function, memory and behaviour.
- Bell’s palsy. Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness or paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Motor neurone disease (MND)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease.
What infections affect the nervous system?
Infections of the nervous system
- MENINGITIS. Among the bacterial meningitides, it is helpful to classify common agents according to population affected.
- FUNGAL MENINGITIS.
- LYME DISEASE.
- FLAVIVIRUS ENCEPHALITIS.
What bacteria attacks the central nervous system?
Many pathogens can infect the central nervous systemMeningitis develops when a bacterium, virus, or fungus infects the meninges, the membranes that line the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis is generally more life-threatening than viral meningitis, but is not as infectious.
Which Immunisable disease destroys the nervous system?
In the most severe cases (bulbar polio), poliovirus attacks the motor neurons of the brain stem – reducing breathing capacity and causing difficulty in swallowing and speaking. Without respiratory support, bulbar polio can result in death.